Another excellent book from Stephannie Beman. Loving the Goddess of Love follows Aphrodite and what happens when Zeus orders her to marry his son Hephaestus,the smith of the gods. A short, stocky god whose scarred body and limping walk makes most Gods turn away, Hephaestus doesn’t understand why he has been given the “Goddess of Love” for his wife – and he doesn’t trust anything about the arrangement; not even Aphrodite herself. Especially when he can tell that she’s holding something back. Little does he know that the information she withholds isn’t by her choosing – she is forbidden by dark magic.
Though you don’t *need* to read My Lord Hades first in order to understand the events of this book, I do think it helps as Persephone and Hades make minor appearances. There is also a short story, Love is Blind, whose events intertwine with this book, though again it’s not necessary for the reader to have read it, it just enriches the experience.
I won’t lie, I love Ms. Beman’s stories because she’s finally out the sex and the romance back into the mythologies and, though she has made changes to things such as family lineage, I find her changes enhance the stories rather than taking away from them.
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